Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Outed By Your Boss Online--Good and Bad

We’ve all read dark but amusing stories about people being fired for speaking the down and dirty about their jobs and bosses on social networking sites like Facebook. And, if the perils of making a slip there were not enough, under Canadian law employers are entitled to monitor all of one’s work correspondence, including that involving the Internet, and they can use up-to-date software to make that easier for themselves. You might think this could only be a bad thing but actually it could work in your favour.

Listen to the first part of this CBC Search Engine podcast entitled “Spybots Can Fire You” to learn why. (Hint: It's like being the author of an oft-quoted book or article.)